Big Miracle Trailer: Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski Save the Whales


Big Miracle, the based-on-a-true-story movie about a local Alaskan effort to save three trapped gray whales, was originally titled Everybody Loves Whales. It’s really hard to argue with that statement. A Drew Barrymore-John Krasinski whale movie! If that basic premise does not have you cancelling all plans for February 3, 2012, then please consider the trailer, which contains the following wonders: a Krasinski local news report about avocados; the Alaskan governor (played by Stephen Root) glad-handing someone in a furry whale costume; three whales named Fred, Wilma, and Bam Bam; a camouflaged Dermot Mulrooney lecturing Ted Danson about Arctic ice; John Corbett in an Eskimo parka yelling “We can’t keep up with the ice;” and Drew Barrymore donning scuba gear to rescue the baby whale. (If you’re a crier, “Where’s Bam Bam?” is probably the point at which you will need a box of tissues.) We won’t even complain about the inclusion of the overused “Moth’s Wings” in the trailer, because the song includes the lyrics “Buried deep under the water” — just like the whales! Exceptional. Snow Dogs for Whales, we salute you.